A pipeline owned by Millennium Pipeline Company has been deemed a major risk of rupturing following a federal inspection by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The major pipeline runs through southern New York and operates twice the pressure the than the pipeline that exploded last year in San Bruno, California, which resulted in 8 deaths. Experts, therefore, believe that an explosion of this pipeline could be significantly larger and more deadly.
In January, workers discovered a leak caused by poor welding that was installed after it failed inspection. Columbia Gas Transmission, the pipeline's operator, has until the end of the year to get the pipeline under inspection regulations. The pipleline has sinced reduced its pressure to avoid the risk of ruptures and explosions.
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